Mercedes-Benz SL MOT Results

Registered in 2014
87.7% pass rate
from 1,105 tests in 2020
(40% better than other 2014 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz SL is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.18% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.090% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (66 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Suspension unit (190 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Springs
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
  • 1.00% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.90% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.72% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.090% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.090% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.81% fail on Visibility (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.090% fail on Wipers
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.63% fail on Brakes (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical brake components (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings and pads (83% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Brake pads (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.090% fail on Rbt
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.090% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.090% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.090% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.090% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Body
      • 0.090% fail on Other body component
    • 0.090% fail on Undertray

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